much do you really know
about our world?
my hyperquiz, click on the answer you think is correct. A little window
should pop up and tell you whether your choice is True
(right) or False (wrong). If you want
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over 100 years ago, there were no motor vehicles like cars, trucks and
buses. Today, there are millions, all polluting the air and killing
tens of thousands of people (and other animals) each year in accidents.
How many million motor vehicles do you think there were by 1996?
Americans own many of the motor vehicles on the planet. But how many?
and trucks and things kill lots of people. How many Americans died in
motor vehicle crashes in the year 1997?
few hundred perhaps
Of those Americans who died, how many do you think were kids like
how many people were just walking or cycling when they got killed
by a car, truck or bus?
(planes, cars and things) pump out a lot of horrid smelly gas and stuff
and cause smogs in big cities. They also pump out loads of gas you can't
see called carbon dioxide. This gas is causing the planet to heat up.
How much of this gas do you think is made every year by traffic? One
ton is 1000 kilograms - over 2000 pounds
Americans make more carbon dioxide pollution than any other people on
the planet. This comes from burning all kinds of fuels for heating,
cars, ships, boats, airplanes, industry and so on. How much do you think
each American and Canadian makes through using
all these things?
about 1 ton
much do you think each African makes?
and a quarter tons
you think it's okay that Americans, Canadians, Europeans and Australians
should use so much more fuel and make so much more pollution than
Africans (or Indians or Latin Americans)?
but what can I do about it?
I hope you enjoyed my quiz. I'm going to make another one quite soon.
more quizzes about kids and our world? Try UNICEF's
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